Mangahigh announces National Science & Engineering Week Maths Challenge

We are excited to announce that we’re running a unique competition for all UK schools, for the duration of National Science & Engineering Week (9th – 18th March, 2012).

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The School which scores the most points on Mangahigh during NSEW will be crowned National Champions, and will receive medals and certificates for their top-performing students, presented in person on 12th June by eminent mathematician and TV star, Dr Marcus Du Sautoy!

National Science & Engineering Week is a 10 day programme of activities and events running throughout the whole of the UK, and organised by the British Science Association. NSEW celebrates science, engineering and technology and its importance in our lives. Click on the logo to learn more.

All UK schools will be switched over to a special leaderboard on the 9th March, and all points earned by your students over the following 10 days, whether from freeplay or challenges, or from games or Prodigi, will count towards your school’s score.

At the end of the competition, we will announce the champions, and your leaderboard will revert to the normal monthly format, with all points earned during NSEW counting towards your monthly total.

We expect the contest to be really tough, as schools compete to win the inaugural competition, and be crowned champions of the first ever NSEW Mangahigh Maths Challenge. So get your students warmed up, and set them plenty of challenges in advance, to help them get off to a flying start. We wish you all the best of luck!

                                                                                      Dr Marcus Du Sautoy will visit the winning school in June

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Ireland goes crazy for Mangahigh!

10,000,000 questions answered on Mangahigh by Irish students, in only 7 days!

 

Mangahigh were proud to again be involved with Maths Week Ireland, which took place between 15th – 22nd October.  We ran a one-week competition for all Irish schools (RoI & NI), with a unique leaderboard, and all medals earned by students on Mangahigh during the week counted towards their schools’ totals.

 

Our congratulations go to the overall winner, for the second successive year, Loreto Secondary School in Bray, who won with an awesome total of 6848 points!

 

 

The competition at the top of the leaderboard was intense throughout the week, and reached fever pitch on the Friday evening, as the midnight deadline approached. Our Lady’s College Greenhills mounted a late charge, to attempt to overtake Loreto Bray at the last hurdle, but the girls at Loreto were able to hold them off, and claim their title once again.

 

Special mention also goes to the 3rd placed finisher, Ratoath Senior National School, who performed consistently well throughout Maths Week. But as you can see from the final leaderboard, the other schools in the top 10 also deserve a huge amount of credit for their achievements.

 

We’re looking forward to seeing such incredible engagement and excitement during Maths Week Ireland 2012! And with Mangahigh now completely free, permanently, to Irish schools, and with the recent implementation of the RoI curriculum, we hope to see Irish schools making good use of Mangahigh in the meantime.

 

If you were involved in the recent Maths Week Ireland competition, we would love to hear your stories.  You can reply to this blog post, tweet us @Mangahigh, or write on our Facebook wall: facebook.com/Mangahigh

 

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Sundae Times Multiplication Mania!

Do you like ice cream? Of course you do – and so do we. In fact, we like it so much we based our new maths game around it! It’s called Sundae Times, and it sees you racing against rival players to build the tallest, grandest, most yummy ice cream sundae possible.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Mangahigh game without some super-cool maths in there too, so the way to win is by answering times table problems. Get a problem right and you earn a fresh dollop of tasty ice cream; get it wrong and the ice cream splats on the floor, wasting precious seconds.

Along you way you collect special power-ups that do everything from melt your opponents’ ice creams to award you double scoops for every correct answer. But stay alert for the Hungry Hound; if he escapes he’ll eat everything in his path! Don’t say you weren’t warned…

Best of all, you can play Sundae Times against the computer or – ta-daa! – online versus other students from around the world! How brilliant is that?

We’re sure you’re going to love Sundae Times. When you’ve given it a try we’d love to hear what you think of it!

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Forget Football, Texas K12 Students Now Compete Around TEKS Math Standards for FREE at Mangahigh

Mangahigh today announced full implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) mathematics curriculum. Mangahigh’s curriculum engine now offers a completely native experience when browsing the TEKS mathematics curriculum.

 

The event ushers in a new era for Texas sports. Football had traditionally been a leading sport in Texas. However, students are now leaving football in droves to participate in competitions around TEKS math standards. This is possible because of numerous competition elements in the Mangahigh system:  Students compete against their own abilities to achieve new high scores, students compete against each other to see who can accumulate the most medals, and entire schools compete against other schools on the leader boards and in bi-lateral competitions called Fai-To’s. Texas students now worry about their proficiency in TEKS math standards and their school’s ranked position in the state.”I have seen huge success with students being motivated by Mangahigh in my district, ” says Karen Justl, Educational Technology Facilitator, Spring Branch ISD. “Now with TEKS standards support, I really don’t think football has a chance. A typical football game lasts for 2-3 hours while a Mangahigh Fai-to competition can last 5-9 days!”

 

To teach a given academic Standard on Mangahigh, a Texas teacher simply goes to the Mangahigh Activities page, and either searches for the chosen Standard with a text search, or drills down to it by selecting the grade (e.g. Grade 6) and then the sub-categories (e.g. Number Sense and Numeration).  The Teacher can then explore all of the Mangahigh exercises or math games that support that Standard, experience the work themselves, or set it directly to any one of their classes or students. This deep integration of the TEKS Standards into Mangahigh’s games-based math platform is critical in maximizing teaching effectiveness while maintaining student engagement.

 

About Mangahigh
Mangahigh is a classroom math teaching resource that uses online game technologies and reward mechanisms to deliver unmatched student engagement in math. Incorporating more than 50,000 math questions and 12 unique math games, Mangahigh boasts some of the most powerful analytical tools in the online math world. Mangahigh’s adaptive technology means that questions are always suited to the individual student, so at-grade and gifted students are as well catered to as RTI, Remediation and Special Education students.
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The Ontario Math Curriculum dynamic support now available at Mangahigh.com

 Mangahigh is proud to annouce full implementation of the Ontario Math Curriculum. Mangahigh’s curriculum localization engine now delivers a completely native experience when browsing the Ontario Math Curriculum, with the entire web site, navigation and tools changing dynamically to provide support for each Standard.

 

“We are pleased to announce Standards support for our first Canadian province,” says Toby Rowland, CEO and Founder of Mangahigh. “Hundreds of Canadian schools are already enjoying Mangahigh and we are glad to be able to optimise the Ontario experience for our users. We plan to roll out the curricula in other Canadian provinces as well in the near future.”

 

“My students have started with the Ontario Math Standards on Mangahigh, and it’s a huge success, ” says Ray Hopkin, Grade 7 mathematics teacher, Bliss Carman Sr PS. “That the whole Mangahigh environment conforms to the standards I teach makes it an even more powerful tool for teaching than previously.”

 

Mangahigh’s curriculum navigator technology contrasts to the curriculum approach of most textbook vendors and other online web sites. Many other companies simply provide a static PDF alignment guide that forces the teacher to take extra steps every time they make an assignment. By providing a dynamic tool in the Mangahigh product, the teacher not only skips that extra step each time, but will see all the reports and results in their native curriculum standard.

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